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2022 Pool Season Concludes

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As the 2022 season comes to a close, The City of Parkersburg is pleased to announce over 25,000 visitors enjoyed both City Park and Southwood Park pools. Highlighting recent substantial investments at City Park coupled with planned improvements at Southwood Park will keep the City of Parkersburg in a competitive position to offer first-rate pool recreation to our citizens and visitors alike.

Once again, the City of Parkersburg offered the Schools to Pools program for the 2022 season. The Schools to Pools program provides a free pool pass to kindergarten through 5th-grade students residing within the City of Parkersburg and belonging to a household with a qualifying income. This season, 259 students received passes through the Schools to Pools program.

“This program has been a very well received and impactful for youth in Parkersburg for several years, it affords young people, the opportunity to play and recreate in a safe environment regardless of means.” -Tom Joyce Mayor Parkersburg WV  

In addition to the regular attendees, the local Red Cross has provided free swimming lessons to hundreds of youth who would otherwise have to pay for such an opportunity.  The  Wood County Recreation Commission Summer Adventure program had the opportunity to bring its summer participants to the City Park and enjoy the pool and splash pad.

“Our pools are for the community, and I am pleased to see such active engagement and participation from so many taking advantage of the facilities.”-Tom Joyce Mayor Parkersburg WV

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Employment Opportunity – Child Abuse and Exploitation Investigation Specialist

POSITION TITLEChild Abuse and Exploitation Investigation Specialist      GRADE: H-12  Non-Exempt

DEPARTMENT:  Police                                                                                                     $36,504.00 – $52,565.76

 

Reports directly to the Detective Bureau Commander or their designee.

JOB SUMMARY:   This position will initiate, conduct, and assist with investigations pertaining to child exploitation or child abuse.  The Investigation Specialist will work with Detectives from the Parkersburg Police Department and other agencies for the purpose of completing investigations that will result in the successful prosecution of offenders within the realm of child-based crimes.  The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the scope of this work as necessary.

RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:  Under the direction of the Parkersburg Police Department, The Child Abuse and Exploitation Investigation Specialist will initiate, conduct, and assist with investigations pertaining to crimes in which a child is exploited or abused.

  1. Conduct interviews with victims, suspects, or witnesses which pertain to the above listed types of crimes.
  2. Complete detailed case reports regarding their investigations which accurately reflect the circumstances of each case.
  3. Forensically analyze digital evidence
  4. Properly collect and preserve all evidence pertaining to investigations
  5. Work with outside law enforcement agencies as well as various entities who assist in the investigation of child exploitation or abuse.
  6. Provide testimony in court
  7. Gather, organize, analyze, examine, and evaluate information and evidence to assist with the successful prosecution of criminal offenders.
  8. Provide information, guidance, or assistance to sworn personnel that directly facilitates task accomplishments.
  9. Work with the Wood County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to ensure efficient adjudication of criminal proceedings involving their investigations.
  10. Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

20 years law enforcement experience (retired in good standing) preferred

Supervision or Command level experience preferred

Minimum of 5 years criminal investigation experience

Proficient computer skills

Knowledge in the operation of data extraction from electronic utilizing devices such as GrayKey, Cellebrite, etc. preferred

Criminal case preparation experience

Courtroom testimony experience

Excellent organizational skills

Must be able to pass criminal background check.

Free of Gigilo or Brady issues or any circumstance that may lead to the impeachment of testimony or any other circumstance that would compromise the integrity of the Parkersburg Police Department.

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City Park Swimming Pool

The main swimming pool at the city park will close for the season effective immediately.

The City Park Splash Pad will remain operational as scheduled on Friday and Saturday, August 27th & 28th and again, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, September 3’•, 4th & 5th

Public Works Director Everett Shears and Parks Supervisor Buck Mccroskey notified Mayor Tom Joyce this afternoon that the main pump which circulates water for the swimming pool failed and cannot be repaired in a time frame commensurate with safe operations for the last few days scheduled for the 2022 season.

“The Splash Pad operates on a separate and independent circulation and purification system than does the main pool.” –Everett Shears

“After conferring with Buck and the other Certified Poof Operators on staff and touching base with the Parkersburg YMCA who operates and staffs the pools, we determined early closure our only option, but all agreed that the splash Pad could safely remain open for use during these fast few days of the season.”

Shears

Adults will be admitted free to the City Park Splash Pad with children’s rates being the same for these remaining days.

Southwood Pool will be open as normal during the remainder of the season which is also weekends only as previously communicated.

Everett has already arranged to have the main pump removed and sent out for a focal independent review for repair and rebuild, the current pump was installed in 2015, three years prior to the splash pod build and pool remodel completed a few years ago. ff the pump cannot be adequately repaired, we will make arrangements to replace the pump for next season. -Tom Joyce

2022 was another successful year for the City of Parkersburg Pools with total City Park attendance of 16,815 to date and Southwood Attendance of 7729.

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Employment Opportunity – Assistant City Engineer

POSITION AVAILABLE ANNOUNCEMENT

CITY OF PARKERSBURG

Assistant City Engineer

DEPARTMENT: Public Works                        DIVISION: Engineering                                     GRADE: S-7 Exempt

                                                                                                                                                       $58,064 – $83,612

Reports Directly to the City Engineer.

JOB SUMMARY: Performs sub-professional engineering work in connection with the design, investigation, development, maintenance or construction of engineering projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Perform a variety of office oriented sub-professional engineering functions, including researching and preparing preliminary and final design drawings for public works projects throughout the City.
  • Maintain records of projects and writes status reports.
  • Responsible for producing finished construction drawings in every detail.
  • Prepare preliminary specifications.
  • Record progress of the project from bidding process through completion of the project.
  • Inspect projects for compliance with specifications.
  • Perform problem and complaint resolution.
  • Write project estimates and field inspections for approval.
  • Research and prepare specifications for the purchase of Public Works equipment.
  • Research property and deed descriptions.
  • Assist with the preparation of pre-bid construction estimates.
  • Check contractor applications for payment before approving disbursements.
  • Make a variety of measurements and calculations to facilitate determining the amount of payment contractors should receive for work completed and materials used.
  • Supervise engineering assistants as required.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance to other city units.
  • Participate in review of the Memorial Bridge annual inspection report and coordinate any repairs as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering; 3 (three) years engineering experience preferred; familiarity with computerized contract management, AutoCAD, and GIS training; or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.  Must have an Engineering Intern Certification.  Must have a valid driver’s license.

Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint).  Above average oral and written communication skills.  Requires the exercise of considerable discretion and independent judgment.   Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion in dealing with sensitive information.  Proficiency in organizing, prioritizing and multi-tasking.  Must be able to interact professionally with the public.

THE CITY OF PARKERSBURG IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, MILITARY VETERAN STATUS, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.
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Urban Deer Hunt

The 2022 City of Parkersburg Urban Deer Management Hunt application process begins today, August 11, 2022.

The applications are available at the Parkersburg Police Department, 3rd floor of the Municipal building, # 1 Government Square, Parkersburg, WV. The applications will need to be returned to the Parkersburg Police Department no later than August 25, 2022, at 4PM. There are a total of 30 permits available that will be given through a draw/or lottery system.

A proficiency test will be conducted for all applicants. This test will consist of shooting five arrows at a target, 20 yards ground level, 4 shots must be in the kill zone of the target. 

The test dates will be Tuesday, August 23,2022 and Thursday, August 25,2022 at 5pm.

This management program is important to our community to help with the deer population within our city. Last year, there were approximately 60 deer harvested. You do not have to be a city resident to apply, however, you must have a valid West Virginia hunting license.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to call Lt. Eichhorn at 304.424.8589.

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City of Parkersburg AUCTION ITEMS

Below is two links to the auction items that the City of Parkersburg currently has out for bid. All information regarding the items can be found at the links below:

  1. DELL Projector 2400MP – https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=56&acctid=12134
  2. LOT OF (16) OUT-DATED MISC COMPUTERS – https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=57&acctid=12134
  3. MIG Welder – https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=58&acctid=1213
  4.  Tire Balancer – https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=59&acctid=12134
  5. HOBART Welder – https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=60&acctid=12134
  6. Tire Changer – https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=61&acctid=12134
  7.  Fire Driving Simulator – https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=62&acctid=12134
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Employment Opportunity – Homeless Outreach Coordinator

POSITION TITLE: Homeless Outreach Coordinator                                              GRADE: H-8 Non-Exempt

DEPARTMENT: Police

Reports directly to the Police Chief or his designee.

JOB SUMMARY: This position provides outreach services to individuals experiencing homelessness and underlying health conditions related to or causing homelessness. The Outreach Coordinator will engage persons experiencing homelessness by helping them to identify programs which assist with permanent housing, treatment, and services to rehabilitate. The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this job. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job, as necessary.

RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES: Under the direction of the Parkersburg Police Department, identifies and builds rapport with homeless individuals and families living on the streets or in places not meant for habitation.

  1. Participates in the local initiatives related to substance abuse/addiction, homeless outreach, and mitigation.
  2. Conducts assessments in accordance with local Continuum of Care policies, programs, and facilities.
  3. Facilitates entrance into housing programs in the local Continuum of Care.
  4. Assists homeless persons by acting as a liaison with local agencies and chapters that provide housing and social services resources. Including but not limited to:

 

  • WVCEH
  • Westbrook
  • Salvation Army
  • House to Home
  • Latrobe Mission
  • Parkersburg Housing Authority
  • Community Resources Incorporated
  1. Coordinates and leads outreach efforts by the City of Parkersburg.
  2. Works with other city departments, in addition to PPD, on issues surrounding those experiencing homelessness.
  3. Provides individualized support, using evidence-based case management tools to assist consumer with developing a plan to address barriers facing them in maintaining and sustaining permanent housing.
  4. Gathers, organizes, analyzes, examines, or evaluates data or information and may prescribe action based on data or information.
  5. Performs coordinating work involving guidelines and rules, with constant problem solving; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressures.
  6. Responsible for long range goals, planning and methodologies. Decision-making is focus of the job, affecting entire organization and surrounding population; works in an unstable environment with frequent and significant changes in conditions.
  7. Provides information, guidance or assistance to people that directly facilitates task accomplishment; may give instructions or assignments, as necessary.
  8. Performs related work as assigned.
  9. Act as a liaison with the Wood County Prosecutor specifically regarding homeless criminal offenders of cases originated within the City of Parkersburg.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Minimum of a High School diploma or GED with one to three years related experience and/or training.

Bachelor’s in social work or related field preferred.

Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Excellent computer skills.  Above average oral and written communication skills.  Requires the exercise of considerable discretion and independent judgment. Above average organizational skills.

Must be able to work well independently and as a team member. Must be able to interact professionally with the public.

Unavoidable Hazards:

Involves routine and frequent exposure to extreme heat and/or cold, wet or humid conditions.

Safety of Others:

Requires some responsibility for safety and health of others and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety or health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE CITY OF PARKERSBURG IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, MILITARY VETERAN STATUS, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.

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Employment Opportunity – Medium Equipment Operator – Streets

POSITION AVAILABLE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

CITY OF PARKERSBURG

 

Medium Equipment Operator 

DEPARTMENT: Public Works                        DIVISON: Streets                      GRADE: H-7A Non-Exempt

                                                                                                                                        $29,286 – $42,172

Reports directly to the Street Superintendent.

 

JOB SUMMARY: Performs a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and work in the upkeep and repair of City streets, alleys, storm sewers, etc.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  • Transport heavy equipment by truck and trailer.
  • Haul materials (gravel, dirt, etc.) as needed.
  • Performs concrete work (sidewalks, streets, curbs, etc.): removal of old concrete, preparation of site, set forms and lay & finish concrete.
  • Lay pipe (storm water, gas, etc.): removal of old pipe, preparation of site, lay pipe, replace/ finish site.
  • Performs asphalt work (streets, alleys, etc.): removal of old asphalt; preparation of site; lay asphalt (haul, shovel, and rake); run pavement rollers, read and set-up grades.
  • Operate Vacuum truck cleaning storm sewers.
  • Operates snow removal equipment to remove snow from City streets, parks and parking lots, and salts areas as needed. Shovels snow when needed.
  • Operates a variety of equipment, including various forms of trucks, dump trucks, trailers, tractors, trenchers, small backhoe, standard shift vehicles and equipment, chain saws, power tools and hand tools in a safe and effective manner.
  • Performs pre-operation, routine inspection, and preventive maintenance of equipment, checking fluid levels, fuel level, oil level, tire air pressure, motor belts, and general condition of automotive equipment. Refers needed repairs to supervisor.
  • Maintains equipment in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Possession of a high school diploma or GED. Basic experience operating medium to heavy equipment, or equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License. (Class A)

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This position requires extensive walking, lifting, reaching, carrying, stooping, bending, squatting, climbing, balancing, and physical coordination, while performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes, dust, odors, and extreme weather conditions.

 

 

THE CITY OF PARKERSBURG IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, MILITARY VETERAN STATUS, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.

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Employment Opportunity – Garage Mechanic

POSITION AVAILABLE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

CITY OF PARKERSBURG

 

Garage Mechanic 

DEPARTMENT: Public Works                    DIVISION: Central Garage                       GRADE: H-6 Non-Exempt

                                                                                                                                                         $27,102 – $39,027

Reports directly to the Automotive Services Supervisor.

 

JOB SUMMARY: Performs semi-skilled and skilled mechanical duties in the maintenance and repair of City owned vehicles and equipment.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  • Service all City owned equipment (diesel/gas), changing oil, adding various fluids as needed, replacing various filters, replacing windshield wipers, replacing light bulbs, lubricating as required, etc.
  • Perform minor repairs on City owned equipment (brake systems, fuel and hydraulic lines, electrical wiring, etc.).
  • Perform major repair operations (transmissions, rear ends, axles and brakes, etc.).
  • Rebuild packers (replacing floors and hopper bottoms, replacing or rebuilding hydraulic cylinders and packer panels, etc.).
  • Perform preventive maintenance checks and diagnosis.
  • Perform state inspections.
  • Perform winterizing and pre-maintenance on engines and equipment.
  • Make occasional field road calls, repairing equipment when possible.
  • Road tests equipment to assess problems.
  • Perform welding on equipment.
  • Prepare equipment for painting and perform minor equipment painting.
  • Repair and maintain shop equipment.
  • Perform pre-operation inspection of equipment, checking fluid levels, oil level, tire air pressure, motor belts, and general condition of automotive equipment.
  • Perform routine inspection and preventative maintenance on all City owned equipment and refer needed repairs to supervisor.
  • Maintain equipment in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Complete work orders after each task assignment.
  • Order and pick up parts and supplies from vendors as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Graduation from high school or equivalent, experience in automotive service work, supplemented by formal and/or informal training in the safe and effective maintenance and repair of automotive equipment; or an equivalent combination of experience and training. Diesel mechanic experience and Class B CDL preferred.

 

Possession of a valid Driver’s License.

 

Possession of a West Virginia State Inspector’s license.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This position requires walking; lifting, reaching, carrying; stooping, bending, squatting; climbing, balancing, and physical coordination. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes, dust or odors, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is also exposed to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.

 

THE CITY OF PARKERSBURG IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, MILITARY VETERAN STATUS, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.

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